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ABLE Tech AT Support Team Training for 2017-18

Oklahoma State Department of EducationOklahoma ABLE Tech is Oklahoma's Assistive Technology Act Program that contracts with the Oklahoma State Department of Education to provide assistive technology (AT) services and training for Oklahoma students, educators, and parents. ABLE Tech AT Support Team Workshops help school districts build capacity to provide quality AT to help students achieve success.

In 2017-18, ABLE Tech is introducing some new programming for teachers and administrators along with opportunities that have been updated for the upcoming year. Here's a matrix of these offerings:

ABLE Tech's In-Person AT Training Workshops

ABLE Tech is offering three workshops for the fall which will be repeated in the spring. School districts are invited to form "AT Support Teams" to attend the workshops together. 

All of the information, and a registration link, are provided below!

AT Discovery Webinars

Teams are also encouraged to participate in AT Discovery Webinars, with ABLE Tech staff demonstrating AT and providing training on pertinent AT topics. Three new webinars will be available this fall as well as all past webinars and videos.

Click to access AT Discovery Webinars.

 

Online AT Curriculum
Available in
mid-March 2018

ABLE Tech is developing an online AT Curriculum for educators to learn at their own pace in place of, or in addition to, in-person workshops! Anyone with an Internet connection can access this training!

 

AEM & Bookshare

Some students are unable to read standard materials and need Accessible Educational Materials (AEM). ABLE Tech provides training and technical assistance to help schools provide AEM from a variety of sources, including Bookshare! 

Click here to learn more about AEM.

Detailed Information on In-Person AT Training Workshops

Workshops are full for the spring of 2018!
However, you can add your name to a waitlist for any vacancies.

Upcoming in SPRING 2018


AT Feature Matching and AT Funding
Check-in 8:30 a.m. • Workshop 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
March 29, 2018 at J.D. McCarty Center in Norman (Map link)

This workshop rounds out the ABLE Tech AT Support Team series, providing additional hands-on experience with AT devices to enable educators to more independently choose features of AT devices to meet students’ needs. ABLE Tech staff will share funding resources specific to Oklahoma, and facilitate an activity guiding participants to discover potential funding sources for students on their caseload.  Pre-requisite: Consideration and Assessment Part 1 and Assessment Part 2 and Implementation.

Assignments: To be determined

This program is offered for 0.50 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area)  

 

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Policies including professional conduct, conflict of interest form, privacy and security, and complaint procedures are online at http://bit.ly/ashaPolicies

Financial and Non-Financial Disclosures:

 

Kimberly Berry, Linda Jaco, Sandra Wright
Financial:
For all of the speakers named above, no relevant financial relationship exists.
Non-financial: For all of the speakers named above, no relevant, non-financial relationship exists

Policies including professional conduct, conflict of interest form, privacy and security, and complaint procedures are located online at: http://bit.ly/ashaPolicies

Accommodation Requests: Please let us know if you have accommodation needs by calling 
1-800-257-1705 or emailing abletech@okstate.edu

For your reference during the workshop AND in the future, you can find both the AT-TA Document (PDF) and the AEM TA Document (PDF) in the right sidebar, on this linked page: 
http://bit.ly/OSDE-Main (a shortened page name for easy reference)

Training Handouts  

06_AEM TA

07_Sample AEM Operational Procedures

08_Sample Bookshare Operational Procedures

11_Funding Success Story

12_Evaluation

13_SETT Scaffold for Tool Selection

Previously in SPRING 2018


 AT Consideration and AT Assessment Part 1
Check-in 8:30 a.m. • Workshop 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
January 25, 2018 in Oklahoma City at OSU-OKC

This workshop is now closed for enrollment. If you would like to be added to a waitlist for any openings, please email kimberly.berry@okstate.edu

For your reference during the workshop AND in the future, you can find both the AT-TA Document (PDF) and the AEM TA Document (PDF) in the right sidebar, on this linked page: 
http://bit.ly/OSDE-Main (a shortened page name for easy reference)

Training Handouts  

01-BlankForms+SuccessStory_form.zip

02-Examples+RoundRobin_handouts.zip

Quality Indicators for Consideration of AT Needs

Quality Indicators for Assessment of AT Needs 

This workshop is designed for teams who have never attended an ABLE Tech AT Support Team workshop as well as for educators who need a refresher on the basics of quality assistive technology (AT) provision. The workshop explains how to consider and assess the AT needs for students on IEPs, and generate potential solutions, utilizing nationally-recognized forms and resources, and guided by the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT). The workshop will include exploration of AT in a variety of categories including communication; vision; hearing; daily living; seating and positioning; environmental controls; and learning, cognition, and development. Teams are highly encouraged to borrow devices to trial with students during the interim between this workshop and the next: Assessment Part 2 and Implementation.

This program is offered for 0.55 ASHA CEUs (Beginner level; Professional area)
Assignments: To be determined

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Policies including professional conduct, conflict of interest form, privacy and security, and complaint procedures are online at http://bit.ly/ashaPolicies

Disclosures:
Kimberly Berry, Linda Jaco, Dina Anderson, and Allyson Robinson

Financial Disclosure: For all of the speakers named above, no relevant financial relationship exists.
Nonfinancial Disclosure: For all of the speakers named above, no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Accommodation Requests:
Please let us know if you have accommodation needs by calling 1-800-257-1705 or emailing abletech@okstate.edu


AT Assessment Part 2 and AT Implementation
Check-in 8:30 a.m. • Workshop 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
February 15, 2018 at J.D. McCarty Center in Norman (Map link)

This workshop picks up where the AT Consideration and Assessment workshop left off, delving deeper into device selection and implementation, as well as operational procedures for including AT in an Individualized Education Program (IEP), utilizing nationally-recognized forms and resources, and guided by the Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology (QIAT). Additionally, ABLE Tech trainers will review student case studies to demonstrate AT feature matching, and teams will participate in “round robin” activity to learn more about the assistive technology available to borrow from ABLE Tech.  Pre-requisite: Consideration and Assessment Part 1.

5 CEUs pending approval for OT/OTA, PT/PTA, SLP.
Assignments: To be determined

For your reference during the workshop AND in the future, you can find both the AT-TA Document (PDF) and the AEM TA Document (PDF) in the right sidebar, on this linked page: 
http://bit.ly/OSDE-Main (a shortened page name for easy reference)

Training Handouts  

01-AT-TA Document

02-AEM TA Document

03-Agenda

04-WATI AT Decision Making Guide

05-AT Implementation Organizer

06-AT in the IEP (pdf)

07-AT in the IEP

08-AT Exploration Activity

09-ABLE Tech AT Training Kit Items

10-Applying AT Knowledge: Sample IEP Goals and Objectives

11-QIAT Op Procedures: AT in the IEP

12-QIAT Op Procedures: AT Implementation

13-AT Implementation Success Story

14-Workshop Evaluation

This program is offered for 0.50 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area)
Assignments: To be determined

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Policies including professional conduct, conflict of interest form, privacy and security, and complaint procedures are online at http://bit.ly/ashaPolicies

Disclosures: Kimberly Berry, Linda Jaco, Dina Anderson, and Allyson Robinson

Financial Disclosure: For all of the speakers named above, no relevant financial relationship exists.
Nonfinancial Disclosure: For all of the speakers named above, no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Accommodation Requests:
Please let us know if you have accommodation needs by calling 1-800-257-1705 or emailing abletech@okstate.edu

Workshops are full for the spring of 2018!
However, you can add your name to a waitlist for any vacancies.


Questions? Please contact one of the following: 

Are the Workshops
Really FREE?

Yes! ABLE Tech AT Support Team Workshops are free thanks to a partnership between the State Department of Education and ABLE Tech. The Oklahoma State Department of Education may reimburse your district for paying substitute teachers and other travel-related expenses for you to attend this workshop. 

In order to take advantage of this opportunity, districts will need to obtain pre-approval to use Project 613 Funds by submitting a request through the Grants Management System (GMS) on Single Sign-On.

Information needed for the request will include:

  • Names and titles of staff members attending the event/training
  • Event/training title and date
  • Estimated total cost (registration, substitute, and travel)

After the event/training, districts will need to submit a computer-generated Expenditure Summary and Detail Report and supporting documentation through the GMS.

For questions, please contact one of the following:

Carole Tomlin
carole.tomlin@sde.ok.gov
405-521-2335

Janet Felton
janet.felton@sde.ok.gov
405-521-3587

Karen Howard
karen.howard@sde.ok.gov
405-522-1578

Ashlee Henson
ashlee.henson@sde.ok.gov
405-521-4857